A, Computed tomographic 3-dimensional reconstruction depicting panfacial trauma with LeFort 1, 2, and 3 fractures; a mandible fracture; and fractures of the nasal-orbital-ethmoid complex. B, Computed tomography 3-dimensional reconstruction depicting another example of panfacial trauma with LeFort 1, 2, and 3 fractures; a mandible fracture; and fractures of the nasal-orbital-ethmoid complex. Note the increased severity of injuries in the right panel relative to the left panel despite similar qualitative descriptions. The drop tower allows the piston to be dropped from various heights.
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Repair of facial fractures - Procedures - Clinical Pain Advisor
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Choice of Internal Rigid Fixation Materials in the Treatment of Facial Fractures
Facial fractures are the major type of maxillofacial trauma. They also result in airway compromise, vision loss and hemorrhage, which can be life-threatening. The causes of facial fractures vary, with the most common being motor vehicle accidents, sport related injuries, assaults and gunshots.
Integrated, multidisciplinary team approach to the multiply injured patient can help optimize care, minimize morbidity, and reduce mortality. It also provides a framework for accelerated postinjury rehabilitation course. The characteristics and potential benefits of this approach, including team dynamics and interactions, are discussed in this brief review. Multidisciplinary approach to multi-trauma patient with orthopedic injuries: the right team at the right time. OPUS 12 Scientist ;6 1